Welcome to the Youth Ministries of Living the Word Church!!
We are thrilled you’ve taken a moment to see what we have to offer your teens.
Here at Living the Word Church, we don’t believe youth are the future of the church; they ARE the church. As a vital part of our church, we recognize that each generation has its own unique way of relating to one another and the current culture.
Through these relationships and culture, we seek to make Jesus Christ known. We strive to make this happen through a variety of different avenues: Middle and High School Sunday School meet on Sunday morning; Small Groups throughout the week; Retreats and Mission Projects.
We would love to see you on a Sunday morning, or feel free to contact us at the church with any questions!
Sunday School Classes (9:15 – 10:15)
Middle School (6th – 8th Grades)
Each week our Middle School youth meet together to discuss ways in which Jesus Christ desires to be the center of their life. Utilizing “SimplyLive” Jr. High Curriculum, we discuss important topics, such as God’s Big Story; Who is God; The Life of Jesus; Family Matters; and Pain and Struggles. This class is taught by a team of volunteers and is the perfect place for your kids to quickly become acquainted with our teens and volunteers.
High School (9th – 12th Grades)
Each Sunday morning our High School youth gather for what we call, “The 314 Life.” This class has its name rooted in Ephesians 3:14, where Paul states: “For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father.” We believe that God calls all of us to live lives of obedience, not just in some areas, but ALL areas of our life. As we follow Jesus’ life of obedience, we too find opportunities to fall on our knees before God. Through our partnership with Orange Curriculum, we seek to address real areas of life/struggle with our teens. This program allows us to equip parents, so they too can engage in important Christ-centered conversations with their teens. “The 314 Life” is taught by our Youth Director, Dusty Weeks.
Middle School (6th – 8th Grades)
Prime Time, aka Middle School Youth Group, meets on Sunday morning, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm during the school year. We focus on developing friendships within the youth program and serving local missions. Each week we grab lunch and then go about making memories through fun and service. This is an awesome way for your teens to connect with their peers. We do ask that each student pay $5 each week towards lunch to help pay for their meal.
Sr. High (9th – 12th Grades)
FlipSide, aka Senior High Youth Group, meets on Monday nights, from 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm during the Bethel-Tate school year. These nights are filled with food, open gym, and Bible Study. The lessons from Sunday morning are discussed in groups, as we seek to grow in our relationship with God. Like Prime Time for Middle School, this is a wonderful way for teens to make friends with their peers.
Retreats and Mission Trips
Over the years our youth have served a variety of different ministries and missions.
Some of these outreaches include: Awaken the City (Inner City Mission Trip to Over the Rhine and surrounding areas); Awaken the Village (Local mission work in our own backyard); Matthew 25 Ministries; New Life Furniture; Assisting MEAK in Madisonville, OH; Henderson Settlement in Frakes County, KY. Sr. High / Young Adults have also participated in our annual mission trip to Haiti.
Spiritual Retreats Offered: Spring / Winter / Summer.
Fun events include Wing Nights; Canoeing; Reds Games; Florence Freedom; Cyclones Hockey; Bengals Training Camp; and Gatlinburg, TN; Big Stuf, Panama City Beach, FL